WSS » Sofuoglu undergoes knee surgery

Kenan Sofuoglu is expected to race at Brno, despite undergoing surgery on his injured knee.

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July 04, 2012 3:29 PM


I once again find myself agreeing with you... Ok, this HAS actually happened before with Kenan, apparently. BUT, it's not like he does it religiously... Secondly, it's not like he even HIT Foret... Yes, it was EXTREMELY STUPID, but come now. As Graham said, Marquez, who I do think is good, REGULARLY rams into/across other riders... Yet his fans praise him for being "agressive", and can't wait for him to move up to a BIGGER, MORE POWERFUL BIKE!?

gogo_gadget_wangslap - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 3:42 PM

Your mising the point Nick.
Usually when there are clashes on track its a racing incident where they are racing close and acidents are bound to happen.
What sofuoglu did was an intentional swipe at another rider and with seemingly no reason to do so. In no way did it help him over take Foret or gain him any kind of advantage. It was just downright dangerous, immature and a disgusting act of violence.

The guy needs to take a long hard look at himself and make some serious changes to his attitude.

stupidglue - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 3:52 PM
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People who think there's nothing wrong with what Sofuoglu did are probably idiot Americans who think a 4 hour left turn is as good as it gets. Even then, NASCRAP has rules when it comes to intentional contact. But with 40 some odd 2 ton caged cars with 5 point harnesses, people think that's what those cars are made for. Its rather sad what NASCRAP has actually done to the motorsport fan.


July 04, 2012 3:52 PM

Have some of you missed the part of Crash's article which reported "The Turk, who caused controversy had gone into the race in discomfort having aggravated a knee injury during free practice. Caused when his knee 'popped out of position', he has since gone under the knife to ease the pressure on the joint."
Riding with your feet almost touching your backside, it is not surprising that an injured knee could "pop out" and the resulting reaction could well cause the bike to swerve.
Add to this Foret's silence on the issue and there may well be more to the incident than Superglue having a brain-fahrt.

graham - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 3:57 PM

i agree with nick, like he said before,we need to see what happened before and the regulators never did that, in moto2, marquez did take somebody down and FIM did investigate that and found he's guilty and the next day, he got away,what happened? honda or repsol or the spanish people from dorna got angry? what kind of sportmanship is that


July 04, 2012 4:07 PM

I havn't read all of the posts on here yet because that first post by graham was enough to get me started. Graham you are an idiot . That guys actions had nothing to do with racing that was assult and someone could of been killed. The guy was attempting to headbut another rider at round about 180mph . That is the action of someone who is insane and should not be on a race track. We could very easily of been posting comments egarding someone been killed. You are an idiot. Just the same is Kenan . Absolutely crazy.

Smokin - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 4:13 PM

To put this incident through the test that would be applied to a criminal act there are two elements that need to present to allow a prosecution. The first is known as Actus Rea (forgive me if the latin experts can correct my spelling). This means that actual act needs to have been committed. The second is Mens Rea. This means the intention to commit the act. In the case of Marquez there was no Mens Rea. In the case of Sufuoglu there was the intention to do something crazy, quite what his actual intention was I'm not sure, but it was designed to scare Foret at least. Of course I simplify the legal arguments to demonstrate the point, but maybe it helps explain why Marquez wasn't guilty, but Sofuoglu was.

It not saying one was right and the other not. Just trying to provide some insight into how decisions can be made.

graham - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 4:18 PM

what happen if valentino rossi did what kenan did? people will start saying, "it was an interesting agressive move". I also think what kenan did is dangerous, but what I'm trying to say by saying kenan's action could spice up the race is the fanboyism have made people blind,many people consider one action is right when a certain rider does that and it is wrong when the other rider does that. we can see many examples in motogp/moto2

Smokin - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 4:27 PM

Graham, there has undoubtedly been some inconsistency in decisions, but to conclude that is down to bias to certain riders or nationalities is not proven.

What we certainly haven't seen with ANY of the other incidents is a deliberately aggresive action that was in no way designed to gain advantage on circuit (such as Rossi on Gibernau, Marquez on several, or Simo on Pedrosa). On that basis Sofuoglu's action cannot be compared to any other incidents we have seen, and so the inconsistency argument is irrelevant.

tucker - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 4:38 PM


You're bashing a rider who hasn't done anything? I honestly don't think Rossi would consider head butting someone whilst going 180mph. Not sure about Marquez though.

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